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John Hemmings

John HEMMINGS is Senior Advisor at the Pacific Forum and a Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. He specializes in US alliances and strategic competition, with a particular focus on Indo-Pacific Strategies, the US-Japan Alliance, AUKUS, the FVEY, the Quad, and other minilaterals. Prior to assuming this role, Dr Hemmings has led research programs on the Indo-Pacific at Pacific Forum, Henry Jackson Society, and RUSI in London. He has given evidence to two separate Parliamentary UK Defence Committee inquiries on the Indo-Pacific and provided bespoke briefings across Whitehall. He is a James Cooke Fellow at the Council on Geostrategy and an adjunct fellow in the Japan Chair at CSIS in Washington DC. His commentary has featured on international media, such as the BBC, Sky, FT, and Telegraph newspaper. His research has been published by various policy and academic journals. He gained his PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics in 2017.